Dubai:Chasing the target of 126 runs given by Australia, England explained why they are the number 1 team in the T20 rankings. In the first 6 overs, the team had scored half runs and achieved the target in the 12th over for the loss of only 2 wickets.
The reason for this was Jos Buttler who never let Australia come back in the match by hitting 5 fours and sixes in 32 balls and England won the match by 8 wickets.
Butler’s masterclass innings! Awesome, awesome! Australia washed out. Best innings of the current T20 World Cup. #t20worldcup #ausvseng #SabseBadaSTadium #cricket #buttler
– Syed Saba Karim (@cricketsabak) 30 Oct 2021
England followed a scintillating performance from their bowlers with star wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler’s unbeaten half-century off 32 balls, studded with five fours and five sixes, in an unbeaten half-century in the Super 12 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup here on Saturday. Australia registered their third win after defeating Australia by eight wickets in 50 balls.
The in-form England team has climbed to the top of the Group I table with six points, taking its net run rate to +3.95 and making it almost certain to reach the semi-finals. She has moved up to third place and her net run rate has gone up to -0.627 by four points.
England v/s Australia #t20worldcup #EngvsAus #Buttler 95 m Six
– MrLogin (@Mrlogin) 30 Oct 2021
Australia were reduced to 125 runs in 20 overs after a poor start. For him, captain Aaron Finch played an innings of 44 runs in difficult conditions and shared 47 runs for the sixth wicket with Ashton Agar (20) to help make this score.
England won 126 for two in 11.4 overs on a brilliant start from Butler and Jason Roy (22 runs). Buttler completed his half-century with a six off Adam Zampa. Jonny Bairstow remained unbeaten on 16 runs with him.
England v/s Australia #t20worldcup #EngvsAus Wow………!
– MrLogin (@Mrlogin) 30 Oct 2021
England had scored 66 runs without losing a wicket in the powerplay. In his own over, Jampa dismissed Jason Roy (20 balls, one four, one six) leg before on the same score. David Malan (08) was caught in the 10th over by the wicketkeeper on the ball of Agar.
Australia got off to a poor start after being invited to bat. He lost the wickets of David Warner, Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell in the second, third and fourth overs respectively, taking the score to 21 for three in the powerplay.
#t20worldcup #engvsAustralia Livingstone off spin and leg spin zor ka zatka very useful bowler
– Vinod Kambli (vinodkambli) 30 Oct 2021
The pressure created by this can be gauged from the boundaries of the Australian innings, which included only seven fours and five sixes. The most successful bowler for England was Chris Jordan, who took three wickets for 17 runs. The performer Chris Woakes took two wickets in the powerplay for 23 runs.
Tymal Mills, though a bit expensive for 45 runs, managed to pick up two wickets. Adil Rashid and Liam Livingstone took a wicket each.
In an attempt to increase the score, Agar added 20 runs in the team’s account in this over by hitting two consecutive sixes on Woakes in the 17th over. But he fell victim to the fourth ball of Mills in the next over. Pat Cummins came to the crease, who hit consecutive sixes in the next two balls.
Absolutely dominant performance from England. Jos Buttler is a treat to watch in full flow. Ominous signs for rest of the teams. #EngvAus #t20worldcup
– Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) 30 Oct 2021
After this, Finch (four fours in 49 balls) was caught at long off by playing high off Chris Jordan on the first ball of the 19th over. Cummins (12 runs, three balls, two sixes) was bowled on the very next yorker ball. Mitchell Starc finally contributed 13 runs in six balls with a four and a six and was the last player to be dismissed by Mills. .
Earlier, opener Warner took a catch to the wicketkeeper after hitting the ball off Woakes. Then England dismissed Smith for the second blow. Woakes took his excellent catch on Chris Jordan’s off cutter. Woakes then dismissed Maxwell leg before in the fourth over.
England captain Eoin Morgan started the match with Adil Rashid instead of Moeen Ali, who dismissed Marcus Stoinis lbw in the seventh over, who could not even open the account.
Wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade (18 runs) could only stay on the pitch for some time as he and Finch added 30 runs for the fifth wicket. But Liam Livingstone ended his innings.
Australian players wore black armbands during the match today to mourn the death of their legendary off-spinner Ashleigh Mallett and all-rounder Allen Davidson. Australia included Agar in the playing XI in place of Mitchell Marsh.